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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Graphing America

Apr 10, 2013 — A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Where do our health care dollars go? Where does the money come from? And how has the picture changed over time?
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Jan 23, 2013 — See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
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Nov 26, 2012 — See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
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Oct 23, 2012 — There's a huge variation in earnings across the lifespan. Here's how it breaks down, in two big graphics.
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Sep 17, 2012 — Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
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